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Opinion: False Confessions Create Injustice For All

This past summer, we commemorated that day 50 years ago when hundreds of thousands of people packed the grounds near the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington and the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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  • Jim Clark

    We in Connecticut should note that prosecutors here have been entirely cooperative with reconsidering the cases that have led to the state's the three exonerations. Each of the three men incorrectly convicted (and their lawyers) have had nothing but praise for the the police and prosecutors in the cases, and their willingness to reconsider the investigation when new evidence became available. In 2010, the Chief State's Attorney's Office joined with the Connecticut Innocence Project and the State Police Crime Lab to obtain a federal grant to do DNA testing on evidence from every homicide and sexual assault conviction in which the inmate involved asked for a review. I know nothing about Illinois or Chicago, but here in Connecticut, police and prosecutors have sought justice in those cases where credible new evidence was available to review a conviction.

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